February 2018

Dishing Up Dignity

Collin County’s Ruth Thompson is the founder and owner of Hugs Cafe, which employs individuals with disabilities, providing them not only with training and employment but a sense of community, pride and self-worth.

Now You’re Talking

When a partnership fails, the possibility that the family will become poverty-stricken greatly increases. Not only that, research shows that people in failing relationships are less productive at work, and more likely to fall into substance abuse. Children from fragmented homes do not perform as well in school as their peers from stable two-parent homes. And both children and adults with a poor-quality family life experience more emotional distress, anxiety and depression.

Matters of the Heart

According to reports, an estimated 3.5 percent of all kids and teens have hypertension. Here’s the lowdown on high blood pressure in kids.